Reykjanes Volcanic Field + Riddles

In my expose over the top five most likely volcanoes to erupt in Iceland I have now come to number three. This time around I am not going to write about a single volcano, instead I am going to write about one of the most interesting corners of Iceland, namely the volcanism on Reykjanes Peninsula…

Magmatic or Tectonic Earthquake?

I get this question often about Iceland, especially when there is an earthquake swarm. The problem is that it is rarely clear cut if it is magmatic or tectonic when it happens in Iceland. First of all you have all of the rift zones being tectonic, but they are also subject to rift and hotspot…